'100 Words for 100 Years' to celebrate parks history

Friday, February 19, 2016

The public is invited to learn about Indiana's State Parks on Facebook, 100 words at a time, to celebrate 100 years of history during 2016.

In honor of Indiana State Parks' centennial, staff will write and publish weekly Facebook posts called "100 Words for 100 Years" through the end of 2016.

The 100-word entries will be posted each Wednesday until summer, when the number of posts per week will increase. Many will be accompanied by historic photos.

The posts will explore a unique aspect of state parks' history. Examples so far include Rose Island amusement park on the banks of the Ohio River, the former site of which is now part of Charlestown State Park, and the construction of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood-control reservoirs, which are managed for recreation by Indiana State Parks.

"We hope that with these 100-word posts people can see a snapshot of our history that will pique their interest," Ben Clark, chief of cultural resources for Indiana State Parks, said. "And we want folks to learn something about our state parks' history and how the past has made the parks into what they are today."

The Indiana State Parks Facebook page is at facebook.com/INdnrstateparksandreservoirs.

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